Shelly joined the Whistler Film Festival Team from her previous role as manager of programs and development and TELUS partner liaison at the National Screen Institute, where she managed NSI Features First, Totally Television and all TELUS Storyhive editions. Shelly takes great pride in her role as facilitator, guide and friend to her teams. Her interest in script reading, clearances and proofreading brought even more enjoyment to her job. Seeing a good script go to screen is one of her greatest joys. Shelly previously worked with the award winning Frantic Films, where she used her research skills to delve into all areas of scripted and unscripted development.
Considered a people person, it was a useful skill to have when helping with developing show ideas. Shelly prides herself on organization and creative thought and particularly enjoys hearing other people’s stories. In her “spare” time, Shelly is a book reviewer for CM: Canadian Review of Materials. Returning to Manitoba, Shelly represents WFF from her home office, always looking for the next story to be told and filmmaker to champion!
Shelly’s love of the movie industry began as a teenager when she was cast as an extra in the great Canadian movie MEATBALLS.